Diethylstilbestrol refers to a powerful estrogen that has been linked to cancer in the reproductive organs of children of women who used the hormone when pregnant.

Diethylstilbestrol also refers to a synthetic hormone, formerly prescribed to prevent miscarriage, that can produce cervical cancer in female offspring and genital-tract abnormalities in males.

Diethylstilbestrol is also known as DES.

 

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